The Warner Bros./DC Comics Wonder Woman movie is rumored to be set in the 1920s, according to Bleeding Cool. Although the character will be introduced in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is set in the present day, in her standalone movie the Amazon warrior will be using her lasso of truth in the Prohibition era. “I have been informed by those who have seen the greenlit treatment that the film will spend the first half on Paradise Island with warring Amazon factions vying for control,” writes Rich Johnston. “An arrival of a man on the island changes that status quo, as he asks the Amazons for help. Not necessarily Steve Trevor either … Because when Wonder Woman joins him on his return to the world of Man, we all discover that it is the 1920s. And the film will then show Diana exploring that world – a world where women have only just got the vote – from her… unique perspective.”
Johnson also reports that “A planned sequel would then take place during World War II in the thirties and forties.” Dan Seitz at Uproxx does not believe the rumor of a sequel.” Why am I skeptical? Well,look at the schedule. We’re supposedly getting a Cyborg movie before any sequels come along. And while the planning is probably going on for after 2020, it seems that DC is more interested in giving characters one-shots, not following up with sequels. It seems more likely that instead Wonder Woman will hop eras during her movie, since, let’s face it, there’s not much for her to do in the Roaring Twenties. Who’s she going to fight, Prohibitionists? Explaining where she was while Superman was getting kicked through buildings is really all most people want to know, so expect her movie to answer that question sooner rather than later.” Of course, a 1920s-set Wonder Woman is not such a bad idea: it would be a great excuse to see Gal Gadot dressed like a flapper and haunting speakeasies. And a nostalgic throwback is not necessarily a bad thing for a superhero movie. After all, Chris Evans looked mighty fine as Captain America in World War II.